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Dani Alves exits Barcelona after eight exceptional years

Dani Alves exits Barcelona after eight exceptional years

Spain

Brazil international Dani Alves and Barcelona have parted ways. The striker who has spent eight years in the club is expected to leave this summer.

The 33 year old arrived in Nou Camp in 2008 from Sevilla and the Catalan club’s director Robert Fernandez said that it was a personal decision that the club has to accept.

Fernandez also told reporters he was confident their Brazil striker Neymar and Argentina defender Javier Mascherano, who was linked with a possible move, would stay at the Nou Camp.

Alves had a stellar career in Barcelona winning three Champions League trophies, three European Super Cups, three Club World Cups ,four Copa del Rey trophies , three Spanish Super Cups and six La Liga titles.

He also made 391 appearances, the second highest for a foreign player at the club and more than 100 assists in La Liga.

Dani has not indicated where he plans to head but the player’s agent and former wife Dinorah Santa Ana da Silva, said last week that she had met representatives of Italian champions, Juventus as well as several other European clubs.

AFP